The Productive Writer_ Tips and Tools to Help You Write by Sage Cohen

By Sage Cohen

Take keep watch over of Your Writing existence! The inventive method should be treacherous, even for the main skilled author. dealing with the clean web page, staying encouraged, maintaining momentum, dealing with competing priorities and dealing with rejection are only a number of the demanding situations writers face usually. The efficient author is your consultant to studying the platforms, options and psychology which could assist you remodel percentages into possibilities on your writing existence. you are going to sharpen your productiveness pencil via studying how you can:

*Set transparent goals-and in attaining them *Create a writing agenda that truly works *Discover what retains you writing, revising, and filing *Carve out writing time amidst the calls for of labor and relatives *Weed out conduct and attitudes that aren't serving you *Organize your considering, workspace, papers and records *Increase your odds of book and prosperity *Use social media to construct an writer platform *Get cozy going public and selling your writing *Create a sustainable writing rhythm and way of life *Accomplish what concerns so much to you Create the writing lifestyles you so much wish. The efficient author may also help take you there.

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One of the preliminary assignments we were asked to do to prepare for the class was to chart out our major life goals for each area of our life in five-year segments. I defined my major areas as: health, finances, family, work, spirituality, and writing. And I brainstormed a mighty comprehensive list in each area. I was thirty-four years old and single at the time. Based on longevity of my family members, I estimated that I’d be alive with my thinking cap on until at least age eighty-five. This gave me ten, five-year sets of time.

This is not to say that we Productive Writers are not without our struggles and challenges; only that they do not define us or our writing lives. The Productive Writer writes what she is called to write, pitches it intelligently and places it well, is paid fairly, makes a lasting and favorable impact with promotions and presentations, and lives an engaged, balanced, satisfying life.

I wonder if rest may be all we need to replenish our creative wells when they run dry. HONOR YOUR TIME, SO THAT OTHERS CAN Let’s do some expectation setting here: No one in your family or community of friends is likely to have any idea what your writing life is all about. It’s not that they won’t want to support you; it’s just that they won’t know how. Years ago, when I was employed as a writer on a marketing team for a company, the woman whose job it was to track and ship inventory reported me to my boss.

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